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As we start a new academic year, PatentsView is working to help researchers better understand the relationships across various patents and innovative technologies. To that end, we’ve launched two new pages: a topic page on Artificial Intelligence & Innovation, and a new Resources page.

We are pleased to release annual datasets for exploring patents and their inventors and companies. The annual datasets are in csv files small enough for users without data science or coding knowledge to manipulate and view information about the inventors and company(ies) associated with every granted patent, including the gender of inventors generated by our gender attribution algorithm.

Innovation is widely viewed as a central driver of economic growth. As a result, many countries use a variety of policies to spur innovation, ranging from tax incentives to technical education. How effective are these policies? One way to understand the effectiveness is to study who becomes an inventor. What do their experiences teach us about factors that affect rates of innovation?